Letter to Mr. Leonardo Jmelnitzky, President of the AMIA

July 17, 2015

Mr. Leonardo Jmelnitzky
Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA)
Pasteur 633 (C1028 AMM)
Buenos Aires

Dear Mr. Jmelnitzky:

With the approach of the twenty first anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Jewish community's AMIA-DAIA building in Buenos Aires, as always we express our solidarity with the Argentinean Jewish community and remember the eighty-five innocent victims who lost their lives and the hundreds of others wounded on that tragic day, July 18, 1994. 

This year we also honor the memory of the late AMIA Investigation Unit’s Chief Prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, who courageously tried to seek truth and justice and whose unexpected death is the latest troubling episode in this case.

We join with the AMIA, the Jewish community of Argentina and so many others around the world in expressing outrage and frustration that the perpetrators of this heinous attack and their collaborators have not yet been brought to justice. We also stand with you in continuing to denounce the Iran-Argentina Memorandum of Understanding, which only undermines Argentine judicial efforts to arrest and prosecute those responsible.

We will remain steadfast in urging President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, and the next Argentinean government, to ensure a full and fair investigation of the AMIA/DAIA bombing proceeds until the perpetrators are brought to justice and there is closure for those who lost a loved one or were injured in this attack.

The Anti-Defamation League will continue to raise these issues at the highest levels in our meetings with the U.S. government and international leaders.


Barry Curtiss-Lusher                                          Abraham H. Foxman
National Chairman                                             National Director